Cardstock Carnival–25% off CTMH Cardstock

CTMH Cardstock Carnival

I love being able to share exceptional deals and today I have one I know you’ll love!  25% off all Close To My Heart cardstocks. That’s right, you can get 25% off and choose how you’d like to take advantage of the special.  There are 3 ways you can enjoy this deal:


CTMH Raspberry Cardstock


Single color packs of cardstock (24 sheets of one color of cardstock)

No Worries Coordinating Cardstock

Themed Paper Pack Coordinating Cardstock (12 sheets of 4 different colors that coordinate with the themed paper pack; 3 sheets of each color)

Whimsy Cardstock Combo

Palette Combo Packs (20 sheets of 10 different colors; 2 sheets of each color)

This “Cardstock Carnival” will be good through June 30th.  Be sure to grab your favorite CTMH cardstocks on MY ONLINE CTMH STORE before June is over!

Masculine Treat Box

Masculine Treat Box

Father’s Day is rapidly approaching.  Today’s project is the perfect way to package a tasty treat for dad!

CTMH's Jack Paper Pack

Close To My Heart’s *NEW* Jack Paper Collection is perfect for masculine projects–I love it!

Jack Scrapbooking Stamp + Thin Cuts Dies

Plus, the fun coordinating Jack Scrapbooking Stamp Set + Thin Cuts dies is totally the icing on the cake!

In addition to being wonderful for masculine projects–like for Father’s Day!–these papers would be great for Fall projects, too.  Can’t you just see flannel projects with the one pattern?  And what about summer camping trips?  Some great project possibilities for sure.

Be sure to check out the whole Jack Collection as well as the other *NEW* CTMH products on MY ONLINE CTMH STORE.

Hello Foxy Card

Hello Foxy Stamp of the Month

Have you seen Close To My Heart’s June Stamp of the MonthHello Foxy?  It is so cute!

Hello Foxy Card

Here’s a card I made using this stamp set.  I really like how it turned out.  I combined the stamp set with the *NEW* and wildly popular No Worries Paper Collection.

CTMH No Worries Paper Pack


And truthfully, it’s not hard to see why this paper packet is so popular–it has amazing papers that create awesome projects!

Side View of Hello Foxy Card

I love the unique look of this card. Granted, you have have to be selective on where you write on the inside of the card to ensure it doesn’t show through, but the creative layout of this card is worth it, I think.  Wouldn’t you agree?

Here’s a list of supplies I used to create this card:

  • Hello Foxy June Stamp of the Month (S1706)
  • Memento Black Ink (Z899)
  • No Worries Paper Packet (X7220B)
  • Kraft Cardstock (Z1375)
  • White Daisy Cardstock (1385)
  • Sapphire Cardstock (X5775)
  • White Burlap Ribbon (Z3323)
  • Blue Burlap Ribbon (Z3325)
  • No Worries Sequins (Z3322)
  • Watercolor Pencils (3505)

Remember, if you spend $50 (pre-shipping and tax), you can get CTMH’s Stamp of the Month for only $5!  To purchase CTMH products, please visit MY ONLINE CTMH STORE.

Vacation Scrapbooking with Cricut

Close To My Heart’s exclusive Cricut Flower Market Collection has an amazing assortment of images.  Today, we’re going to explore one of the keys in this collection that is perfect for creating tropical vacation scrapbook layouts or even fun mini albums to document those vacations.

We’ve Got You Covered!

CTMH June Special

Summer is right around the corner and if scrapbooking is part of your summer plans, CTMH has you covered!

All month long, when you purchase any CTMH Scrapbooking Album, whether post-bound or D-ring, you can get a 2nd one for 1/2 price!

Check out all your color options on MY ONLINE CTMH STORE.

Happy National Donut Day!

Donut Card

Today is National Donut Day!  I made this fun donut card to mark the occasion.  Close To My Heart has a super fun stamp set and coordinating die set that made my card possible.

Sugar Rush Cardmaking Thin Cuts Bundle

This particular set (Sugar Rush Cardmaking Bundle) is actually from our Seasonal Expressions 1 Catalog, but CTMH is still offering it–while supplies last!

I used our *NEW* Prickly Pear Paper Collection with this card as well as Chocolate and Desert Sand inks.

If you happen to live near a Krispy Kreme, make sure you stop by today–you get a FREE donut to celebrate!  I actually took my kids after school today.  The line was a little long, but it was definitely a great way to end the week!

Father’s Day Card

Father's Day Card

Father’s Day is right around the corner.  Honestly, I can’t believe today is June 1st!  How did that happen?!?

So if you are looking for a quick and easy (and great looking!) card to use for Father’s Day, look no further than Close To My Heart’s Father’s Day Cardmaking Kit!

Awesome Father's Day Kit Card

Now don’t let the name of this kit fool you.  It has much more to offer than just making Father’s Day cards.  I mean how many of those do you really need, right?  The kit comes with 2 different card designs that you can make 2 different ways–meaning you have a total of 4 options if you wanted!  You receive enough supplies to create 12 cards which is pretty awesome.

Father's Day Card Kit

These first 2 pictures are of the 2 layout designs for this kit.  The first picture is what I created.  You’ll notice that I tweaked it a bit from the original designed one.

Closeup Father's Day Card

I kept a white border around the entire card.  This allowed me to raise up the layers with some 3-D Foam Tape and wrap the twine around without creating a bulky bulge to my card.  I also decided that a bow didn’t seem as manly to me so I did a couple of knots instead.  The final difference was that I used less of the Black Dots.  I really like how it turned out.  But I also really like the original, too!

CTMH Father's Day Cardmaking Kit

So if you’d like a fun card kit that has wonderful interchangeable designs perfect for Father’s Day and beyond, grab yourself a Father’s Day Cardmaking Kit on MY ONLINE CTMH STORE.  There’s still time to make a homemade Father’s Day card!

Oh, and if you don’t have inks on hand, you might want to grab a Black Stamp Pad and a Lagoon Stamp Pad to create the Father’s Day Card (and a Ruby Stamp Pad for the other design!)

Close To My Heart Flash Sale

June CTMH Flash Sale

We’re so excited for the arrival of summer that we’re celebrating with a one-day Flash Sale!

The sale will begin tomorrow- Thursday, June 1 at 2:00 pm PDT and it will end at that same time on Friday, June 2.

This sale will feature a 30% discount on selected products and product bundles from Annual Inspirations and Seasonal Expressions 2 Catalogs.

Sale prices will only be available on orders placed online. All discounted items ordered as part of this sale do count toward the $5 discounted Stamp of the Month.   As usual with discounted items, shipping and handling will be based on the full retail value of sale items.

Don’t miss out.  Shop the CTMH Flash Sale!